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Gauging interest for an airfield activity day

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Ginge, May 22, 2011.

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  1. Ginge
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    Ginge It's never fast enough !

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    [May 22, 2011]
    Ok so a long story short....

    I have just come back from a Lotus activity day at North Weald airfield in Essex, where you take your own cars and basically thrash them about for the day.

    The day consists of the first part of the morning doing a high speed bend, followed by splitting into two groups and doing sprint circuits that are laid out. Then pub lunch followed by swapping onto the other circuit. (These are not race tracks just coned out air strip and last about 1-2 minutes per driver). Then weather permitting a larger circuit is laid out which everyone participates in again.

    The day runs from 9am to 4pm with around an hour for lunch.

    The owner is happy for me to organise an Audi day so I am seeing how many are interested in it, The price will be circa £50 for the day excluding lunch and there are a maximum of 25 places per day.

    For those a bit further afield there are local travel-lodges etc for overnight stays.

    Just a final note, this is NOT a track day just an airfield that you can race around safely mixed with a social meet, for safety reasons only one person is driving each circuit at a time! however times are taken so people can compete.

    This is primarily open to the 8l section on the forum however if needed will be opened up to other sections for numbers etc... If you are interested just say so in the poll and below and we can go from there :)
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    [May 22, 2011]
    Price and date dependant, I may well be interested!
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    [May 22, 2011]
    Depending on date I'm interested
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    I'm definitely up for this! even if I don't have the track car with me at the time, it'd be a 'reet laugh in the daily!
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    [May 22, 2011]
    Date dependent I'm keen. Sounds like good value to me :)
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    [May 22, 2011]
    Sounds ace
    I'm in :)
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    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Sounds good, get some details up mate.

    Also where about in the country is it?
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    [May 22, 2011]
    Awesome Interest :) also forgot to say the price is for the car so if you want to bring a passenger it would be ok, as it is private property you can drive each others cars etc. just remember though that they will take half your turns.... if you let them ;)
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    Ginge It's never fast enough !

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    [May 22, 2011]
    Essex mate, all the details are in the first post :)
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    Damn, thats a little bit too far for me :(.
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    [May 22, 2011]
    Depending on my work cycle I would be interested... Nice to put names to faces
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    [May 22, 2011]
    a whole day to drive your car for only 1-2 minutes on an airfield with cones for £50 - that equates to £1,500 an hour.
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    I'd be interested if you are willing to let me play in the Cordy....
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    [May 22, 2011]
    Yeah that is my mistake, it is 1-2 minutes per run you get more than 1 :) Today we had 5-6 attempts at the high speed bend with 4-5 attempts at each small circuit and 4 attempts at the larger one. It all depends on how quickly people get through.
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    [May 22, 2011]
    Yeah why not :D
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    [May 22, 2011]
    I'd be interested :)
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    makes a big difference when comparing the above to 2 minutes lol!
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    [May 23, 2011]
    yep im in its not far for me...
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    It's only 20 mins from where I live, I'm in ;)
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    [May 23, 2011]
    yeah, like I said ... my bad
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    [May 24, 2011]
    So there are 18 interested, would you lot prefer to be accompanied by any specific other car like the newer 8P group or does it not matter, Like I said there will need to be 25 for the day so atleast that interested in it before I can begin to arrange the day etc. anyone got any thoughts?
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    Yeah open it up to the rest of ASN, It'll be nice to see some other cars and owners.
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    [May 24, 2011]
    I'm sure Bigcheese from the 8P Section would like to come along.
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    [May 24, 2011]
    should I post a link in general chat? or each individual section?
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    [May 24, 2011]
    Ginge, you should start a new thread for this event in the 'Events and Meets' section, then start a thread in the 8P forum with a link to the event thread to gauge interest.
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    [May 24, 2011]
    Ok, thanks jojo :) I will do it asap
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    Damn, wish it was closer to me!
    Sounds like a hoot.
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    Hi Ginge,

    Could you put me down as a 'possible' please? I have a few things I need to do on my car before I thrash it round an airfield, so depends on the date of this event and if the works done in time. This sounds like our own personal Vmax event....better not let on to Craig! lol

    Cheers
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    Bump
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    [May 25, 2011]
    Like JoJo said above... the date has now been booked so I am taking names :)
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    If it was bruntingthorpe then i would say yes i would like to see what the S3 could do 0-60 0-100 and top speed
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    There won't be an opportunity for top speeds or 0-60 times as the day is already pressed for time :) sorry
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    [May 27, 2011]
    cough *BUMP* cough
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